I received some very good news from the Florida medical marijuana campaign today. It sounds like they campaign only needs roughly 45k valid signatures to make the ballot again. Ballots are still being counted, and the signature goal could be met very soon. Below is an update I received from the campaign today:
Over a million petitions have been turned in, and now it’s down to the final week, waiting as the Supervisors of Elections in each county finish processing them. As of this afternoon, we only have 45,823 left to be validated to hit our goal of 683,149 petitions.
I am confident we have turned in enough petitions to make the ballot by the deadline next week—and once we do, we are almost certainly going to be Amendment 2 again.
In 2014, we got 58% of the vote—more than the Governor—despite having more money spent against us than all of the previous opposition campaigns in any state combined. Still, they managed to overwhelm certain parts of the state with lies, and we simply didn’t have adequate funding to push back hard enough.
To get to 60% this year, we need to gear up and make sure we have enough funds to do statewide advertising for weeks, and make sure that voters in every market know why they should give doctors the right to recommend what’s best for their patients.
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